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Italy Dolomites Hiking with Premier Lodging Tour

Peaks, Prosecco & Pampered Mountain Stays


Discover the beauty of the Dolomites on this exclusive journey that blends classic MT Sobek-style hiking with nights spent in supreme comfort at luxurious hotels. Ease into your adventure in Follina in the Prosecco wine region with a stay at a stunning Relais & Châteaux property. Then head to Cortina d'Ampezzo to explore the iconic peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo (9,839') and Cinque Torri (7,746'). Follow scenic trails amidst magnificent panoramas in Alta Badia and enjoy hikes tailored for a gentler experience. Evenings offer sanctuary in elevated 5-star accommodations set in spectacular locations, where gourmet meals and spa treatments await. Join us on this perfectly paced 7-day adventure that takes you to the heart of the Dolomites - in style!

7 Days

From: $8,495

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Highlights


  • Delight in the dazzling peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Cinque Torri on stunning hikes and follow trails to the Santa Croce Sanctuary
  • Stay at luxurious 5-star hotels in epic locations with high-end spa amenities-try a rotating sauna with panoramic views!
  • Sip Prosecco at a wine cellar tasting, enjoy gourmet dining options, and bask in warm Tyrolean hospitality

Italy Dolomites Hiking with Premier Lodging

Start: Venice, Italy  End: Venice, Italy

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Itinerary


  • Arrive in Venice & Journey to Follina

    Day 1

    Touch down at Venice Marco Polo airport and be greeted by an MT Sobek representative, ready to whisk you away to your 5-star hotel in Follina—located in the enchanting Prosecco wine region. Upon arrival, check in and gather with your fellow travelers and guide for a trip briefing before dinner. Indulge in a gourmet welcome meal at the hotel's elegant restaurant, savoring an array of local flavors.

    Accommodation: Hotel Villa Abbazia Relais & Chateaux

    Transportation: 1-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Dinner

  • Hike to Monte Cesan & Go Prosecco Wine Tasting

    Day 2

    After breakfast, you'll transfer to Malga Mariech, an alpine farmhouse that marks the start of today's hike. From here you will hike up to mighty Monte Cesen, a massif of the Venetian Prealps located on the northwestern edge of the province of Treviso. Follow trails to its low peak (5,150') from above the village of Pianezze and take in stunning views. Celebrate your first hike in the Dolomites with wine tasting in a Prosecco cellar! Afterwards, enjoy a gentle drive to Cortina d'Ampezzo. Check into your 5-star hotel and join the group for dinner in a local restaurant. Check into your 5-star hotel before enjoying a dinner at your leisure this evening.

    Accommodation: Grand Hotel Savoia

    Activity: 3 hours/4.3 miles hiking with 720' elevation gain & loss

    Transportation: 2.5-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Marvel at Tre Cime di Lavaredo & Explore Cortina d'Ampezzo

    Day 3

    Rise early for a transfer to Rifugio Auronzo (7,611') and embark on a breathtaking loop hike around Tre Cime di Lavaredo (9,839'), a towering landmark in the heart of the Dolomites. Indulge in local delicacies such as canederli (Tyrolean dumplings) and goulash (a hearty beef soup or stew) at a rifugio along the way. The area also serves as an "open-air museum," with remnants of the First World War such as tunnels, bunkers, and old barracks scattered throughout. Tre Cime holds a significant place in mountaineering history, with the first routes conquered in the 1930s. Afterwards, return to Cortina where you can unwind at the spa or take a leisurely stroll through the charming streets of the town center. nEnjoy dinner with the group tonight in a local restaurant.

    Accommodation: Grand Hotel Savoia

    Activity: 4 hours/5.4 miles hiking with 1,863' elevation gain & loss

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Discover Cinque Torri

    Day 4

    After breakfast, take a scenic short transfer to Passo Falzarego for exploration of the Cinque Torri (Five Towers) area. Ascend to Rifugio Scoiattoli (7,398') and marvel at panoramic views of the Pale di San Martino, Civetta, Monti del Sole, and the Marmolada glacier. Hike a wonderful route that circumnavigates Cinque Torri (7,746'), which was also the site of intense WWI battles. The area now hosts the Grande Guerra open-air museum, featuring restored trenches and shelters. Later, transfer to a luxurious 5-star hotel in Alta Badia, just 20 minutes away, for dinner.

    Accommodation: Hotel Fanes

    Activity: Several hiking options are available and will be tailored to the group.

    Transportation: 40-minute private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Follow Trails to the Santa Croce Sanctuary

    Day 5

    Today's adventure begins with a hike to the Santa Croce Sanctuary nestled at the foot of the Sasso della Croce (Sass dla Crusc in the local Ladin dialect). After transferring to the picturesque village of La Val, traverse through the verdant Armentara meadows until you arrive at the serene 15-century Santa Croce Sanctuary (6,709'), a significant pilgrimage site with stunning mountain views. In the afternoon, continue your journey through woodlands and pastures as you descend back to town. Enjoy a delightful dinner at a local restaurant followed by an overnight stay at the same hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel Fanes

    Activity: 4-5 hours/6.5 miles hiking with 1,080' elevation gain and 1,705' elevation loss

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Hike or Ride the Cable Car to Pralongia High Plateau

    Day 6

    Begin your morning journey by reaching the pristine Pralongia High Plateau, which is surrounded by towering peaks, including the majestic Marmolada (10,964'), known as the Queen of the Dolomites and boasting the region's largest remaining glacier. Ascend the plateau via a cable car and marvel at panoramic views before savoring at hearty lunch at one of the rustic rifugios. Enjoy a final afternoon hike with your group and guide and descend the plateau on foot. Toast your Dolomites adventure with a farewell dinner before retiring to your luxurious 5-star accommodations for a final night.

    Accommodation: Hotel Fanes

    Activity: 3-4 hours hiking/6.5 miles hiking with 615' elevation gain and 2,135' ' elevation loss

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Return to Venice & Depart

    Day 7

    After breakfast, depart from Hotel Fanes and enjoy a private transfer to Venice airport for your departing flight.

    Transportation: 3-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast

Why Travel With Us?


  • MT Sobek has been operating hiking trips in Italy for over 40 years. Our adventures in the Dolomites are led by the best local expert guides.
  • This perfectly crafted 7-day adventure, exclusively designed by MT Sobek, pairs active days on spectacular trails with the nightly comfort of 5-star luxury hotels.
  • From iconic sights, including Tre Cime di Lavaredo and the Santa Croce Sanctuary, to immersive experiences in delightful mountain towns, this is the ultimate way to explore the Dolomites.

Dates & Prices


  • 2025
  • Go Private
  • Go Custom
  • Inclusions

2025

Scheduled Dates


Price is per person, double occupancy in USD.

The earlier you book, the more choice of available dates you’ll have and once you book, your price is guaranteed.

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Go Private

Go Private


Gather your favorite travel companions to share an MT Sobek adventure on an easy-to-book Private departure.

Call or email us to get the ball rolling.

*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.


Looking for a private family adventure?


This trip can accommodate guests with a
minimum age of 18.

Private Trip Pricing: 2025


6 guests from $8,895 per person double occupancy

7 to 9 guests from $8,695 per person double occupancy

*Seasonal rates may apply.

*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.

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Go Custom

Create Your Very Own Adventure


Dreaming of an adventure designed exclusively for you? With insider access and decades of experience, our travel experts create custom tailored adventures that are perfect for families, couples, and large groups. MT Sobek's custom adventures are designed to our exacting standards and led by our award-winning adventure guides.

When to start planning? Earlier is always better when designing a custom trip. More time allows for better availability of preferred accommodations, guides and your desired activities. Ideally, start the conversation with us at least 6 months before you want to travel. If you are looking for a custom trip that departs within three months, chances are greatly diminished in securing requested accommodations and the best guides.

*Custom trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit once an itinerary is agreed upon.

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Inclusions

Price Includes


  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include


  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

Contact An Expert


800-974-0300

Need help picking your next adventure? Call us to answer your questions.

Your Guides


The best people to immerse you in a destination are the ones who live there, which is why we feature local Adventure Guides on our trips. Here are a few that you might meet on this adventure.

Luca Z.

Luca Z.

Luca was born in the northern Italian town of Cividale del Friuli, near the Austrian and Slovenian borders. His love of the mountains began at an early age while exploring the foothills of the eastern Alps and the Dolomites with his family. Today Luca is a hiking guide for the Veneto Board of Alpine Guides, a UIMLA Mountain Leader, and a passionate trail runner. Luca speaks Italian, Friulano (a minority Rhaeto-Romance language), English, and a little German—and is also a classical musician with 15 years of orchestral training! When he is not mountain guiding, Luca enjoys relaxing, cooking, socializing with friends, and playing with his cats.

Chiara S.

Chiara S.

Chiara was born and raised along the southern edge of Lake Como, surrounded by nature. As a child, every free moment was an opportunity to climb trees and dive bomb into the icy lake. The sports that Chiara practiced as a young woman were always strongly linked to nature: rowing, windsurfing, and sailing helped Chiara fall in love with "her" lake; while skiing and climbing brought her closer to the mountain world. She attended university in Milan, and after a stint as a salesperson, her choice to leave the city came naturally: with her shiny red mountain bike, and "more backpacks than handbags," Chiara arrived in Cortina d'Ampezzo and never looked back! In Cortina, she found a new life, and a mountain-guide husband. Chiara has a clear passion for nature, and she loves to share her knowledge of the territory and the local culture with clients, adults and children alike.

Loris M.

Loris M.

Loris was born and raised in the countryside in North East Italy surrounded by fields and low hills, the perfect playground to develop a love for the outdoors. A short journey away were the Dolomites, which he visited regularly with his family. During these trips Loris and his father began exploring the trails, hiking in every direction they could possibly reach. Loris later served Italy by joining the National Army. He became a member of the athletic team division, focusing on trail running and biathlon, as well as working on the Army Rescue Team. Work and leisure have taken Loris to many different countries, including Nepal and Tibet. But the Dolomites still hold the top place in his heart, with their countless trails, rock climbing routes, and backcountry ski touring locations. In his time off from sports and work, Loris enjoys spending time with his family at home in Trieste.

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    [ActivityHighlight] => What makes this trip a Level 3? Prepare for daily hikes of 3 to 5 hours, with the longest route covering 6.5 miles on Day 5. Traverse winding mountain trails ranging from 5000 to 8000 feet elevation, featuring steep and uneven terrain. You will have moderate exposure to heights. Keep an eye on the trail but don\'t miss the scenic views of dramatic peaks-take breaks to appreciate them safely.
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Activity Level


This trip is rated activity level 3. What makes this trip a Level 3? Prepare for daily hikes of 3 to 5 hours, with the longest route covering 6.5 miles on Day 5. Traverse winding mountain trails ranging from 5000 to 8000 feet elevation, featuring steep and uneven terrain. You will have moderate exposure to heights. Keep an eye on the trail but don't miss the scenic views of dramatic peaks-take breaks to appreciate them safely.
Learn more about activity levels here.

Activity Snapshot

Day 2

3 hours/4.3 miles hiking with 720' elevation gain & loss

Day 3

4 hours/5.4 miles hiking with 1,863' elevation gain & loss

Day 4

Several hiking options are available and will be tailored to the group.

Day 5

4-5 hours/6.5 miles hiking with 1,080' elevation gain and 1,705' elevation loss

Day 6

3-4 hours hiking/6.5 miles hiking with 615' elevation gain and 2,135' ' elevation loss

Accommodations


A warm welcome awaits at 5-star luxury hotels in spectacular mountain locations on this hiking adventure with Premier Lodging.
Hotel Fanes
Hotel Fanes

Set in the stunning Alta Badia region of the Dolomites, Hotel Fanes is the ultimate combination of luxury and adventure. This flawless alpine retreat offers high-end hospitality surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery. With 56 chic rooms offering breathtaking mountain views, you'll experience unrivaled comfort and tranquility. After a day of exploring, dive into gourmet dining and rejuvenate with a variety of spa experiences from the sky pool to the heavenly rotating sauna. Hotel Fanes guarantees an unforgettable mountain escape, where you can pamper yourself and soak up the rugged beauty of nature.

Grand Hotel Savoia
Grand Hotel Savoia

This impeccable 5-star hotel in Cortina has an exclusive feel, and provides guests with exceptional comfort and convenience. Your room has everything needed for a perfect stay: Cozy fireplace and matchless views of the Dolomites, designer furnishings and chic décor, minibar, flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Concierge and room service are available, and the on-site spa offers a retreat like atmosphere with an indoor pool and sauna/hot tub.

Hotel Villa Abbazia Relais & Chateaux
Hotel Villa Abbazia Relais & Chateaux
Five-star Hotel Villa Abbazia offers a luxurious escape amid the picturesque Prosecco wine region. This elegant retreat, part of the esteemed Relais & Châteaux collection, blends history with modern comfort. Each room and suite exudes refined sophistication, with attention to detail and personalized service at every turn. Guests can indulge in the hotel's gourmet dining experiences, showcasing the flavors of the region, or relax in the tranquil surroundings of the lush gardens. Whether exploring the nearby vineyards and trails, or simply unwinding in luxury, Villa Abbazia promises a magical stay.

Weather


The Dolomites have a mountain climate. It can be very hot at lower elevations, but can also be freezing above 7,000 feet.

 
Jun
Jul
Sep
Cortina 
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
Cortina
68
47
72
51
63
44
Venice 
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
Venice
78
62
83
66
75
58

FAQs


Who will meet me on arrival?
Guests need to arrive at Venice Marco Polo airport by 1PM on Day 1. An MT Sobek representative will meet you at the airport for a 2PM transfer to your 5-star hotel in Follina.
How does this trip differ from your Best of the Dolomites trip?
This trip is two days shorter than our Best of the Dolomites trip with more moderately paced (and shorter) hikes and 5-star Premier Lodging.
Can I skip a hike if I need a rest day?
On most days you can opt to stay back in town and explore or your own or rest. On Days 2 & 4, we will transfer to our next accommodation.
Can you accommodate my diet?
The cuisine of the Dolomites is one of the most varied (and delicious!) in the world. We are able to accommodate most diets with advanced notice.
When should I schedule my departure flight from Venice?
Our arrival at Venice airport is scheduled for 12PM on Day 7, so your flight should be planned for no earlier than 2PM.
What are Premier Lodgings?
MT Sobek adventures with Premier Lodgings pair active days on the trail with upscale hotels in the evening. On this trip the Premier Lodgings are all luxury 5-star properties in epic locations with gourmet dining options and spa amenities.
When is the best time to hike in the Dolomites?
The best months to hike in the Dolomites are typically from June to September, when the weather is relatively stable and most of the trails are open. This period offers the most favorable conditions for hiking. This Dolomites hiking adventure operates in June, July and September.
What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18 but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.

Guest Reviews


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MT Sobek Guests

"I've taken six MT Sobek trips and they have all exceeded my expectations. The staff, the food, the logistics and the communications have always been exceptional. Thank you for being my "go to" adventure travel company!"

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MT Sobek Guest